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Candies

Making Gourmet Reese’s

Making Gourmet Reese’s

After making everything from gourmet Skittles to handmade Twizzlers, Bon Appétit chef Claire Saffitz turns her attention to one of the most addictive candies ever – Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Can she get the balance of chocolate and peanut butter just right?

How KitKats Are Made

How KitKats Are Made

Nowhere are KitKat candy bars more popular than they are in Japan. So we can think of no better place to see how the treats are made, then at the Nestlé Japan Kasumigaura factory. After viewing the whole playlist, we wondered if we just watched a Wes Anderson movie.

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Making a Giant Starburst

Making a Giant Starburst

We love us some cherry and orange Starbursts. We even know where to buy them in bulk. But the guys at Hellthy Junk Food decided to bulk up the fruity candies even more by making a package fit for a giant, and filling it with the delicious, chewy treats.

Swedish Fish Candy Canes

Swedish Fish Candy Canes

Do you love the fruity flavor of Swedish Fish but want something that lasts longer? Well now you can get that same taste and brilliant red color in candy cane form. Forget boring old peppermint when the holidays roll around, and hand these out instead!

How Twizzlers Are Made

How Twizzlers Are Made

Some of our favorite candy treats are Twizzlers strawberry and cherry twists. In this excerpt from an episode of Unwrapped, we go inside Hershey’s Twizzlers factory, where machines spurt out seemingly endless red ropes and give them their trademark twisted shape.

How Jelly Beans Are Made

How Jelly Beans Are Made

We’ve been meaning to get to the Jelly Belly factory one of these days to check their operation out in person, but for now, we’re happy watch how the tiny, flavor-packed confections come together in this video from Community Balance.

Gummy Thanksgiving

Gummy Thanksgiving

To celebrate Thanksgiving, novelty company Vat19 created a feast for serious sugar fiends, highlighted by a 20-pound, 25,000+ calorie gummy turkey, stuffed with cookies and caramel, and sides of cereal marshmallow topped yams, and gummy cranberry sauce.

Melt the Rainbow

Melt the Rainbow

If you don’t have a bag of Skittles lying around the house, you’ll want to run out and buy one right now, just so you can try and replicate Dexter See’s video, which shows what happens when you car fully arrange the colorful candies in a circle then pour hot water over them.

Gummy Candy Assembly Line

Gummy Candy Assembly Line

We’ve already learned how to make our own gummy candies, but this neat video from Bosch Packaging Technology shows how they’re made in mass quantities. There’s something immensely satisfying about all those gummy bears and worms rolling off the assembly line.

38 Sweet Facts About Candy

38 Sweet Facts About Candy

Looking forward to that bucket of sweets you’re forcing your kid brother and sister collect for you this Halloween? Why not find out some of the truths behind those sugary treats before you pop ’em all down your gullet.

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